University of Iowa named a 'Best Buy' for 14th straight year

For the 14th straight year, the University of Iowa has been designated as a "Best Buy" in the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

The creation of a former New York Times education editor, the Fiske Guide has been a respected college search tool used by parents, college-bound students, and their guidance counselors for 30 years.

The UI is one of only 10 public universities on the list, and one of two Big Ten schools included.

On Iowa! 2018

Get your start as a Hawkeye at On Iowa!—a welcome and University community immersion event where all members of the Class of 2022 and new transfer students will:

  • Make friends with new and returning students,
  • Discover Hawkeye traditions and what it means to be a University of Iowa student,
  • Prepare to excel in your classes,
  • Explore activities and student organizations, and
  • Commit to The Iowa Challenge!

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Junior Hawkeye Visit Day

Junior Hawkeye Visit Days are designed for students who are juniors in high school and younger who are interested in learning more about the University of Iowa.

During Junior Hawkeye Visit Days, university staff and student volunteers will guide you and several hundred visitors through a full day (8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) of activities.


University of Iowa Ranked 31st Best Public University

The University of Iowa moved up two spots to No. 31 in the latest rankings of the nation’s best public universities published by U.S. News & World Report.

The 2018 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released Tuesday, Sept. 12, place the UI in a tie with Miami University of Ohio.

The UI is currently ranked 78th in the “Best National Universities” category, which contains 300 U.S. public, private, and for-profit institutions. That ranking is up four spots from last year.